Build Yourself on God

Bible Story Podcast
Bible Story Podcast
Build Yourself on God

Coming up, you are going to learn what our favourite childhood toys were! It’s going to be awesome! The lesson is to build yourself on God!

Bible Story Podcast
Bible Story Podcast
Build Yourself on God

Build Yourself on God

Bradon: Coming up in our next episode 
Jon: You are going to learn what our favourite childhood toys were! 
Bradon: It’s going to be awesome! 
Jon: You will not want to miss it! 

Discussion Episode
Nehemiah 2:12 – 3:32

About the Story

Bradon: Okay, Jon, what was your favourite toy as a child? One that you played with all the time? Or maybe got sad when you lost it? 

Jon: I like lego. I played with lego for hours and hours. It was so much fun building things I imagined and then playing with whatever it was. Lego was a lot of fun for me. The worst was when I couldn’t find the unique, one-of-a-kind lego piece I needed for whatever I was dreaming up. I also really like my bike. I would ride my bike all over my small town. It was a lot of fun. We built jumps and trails and found mud pits. There were a few injuries, and there were a lot of fun stories too. 

Bradon: That’s awesome! One of mine for sure was LEGO! I remember getting different lego sets for Christmas and birthdays! They were awesome! I still get LEGO for celebrations today! I got a new set for Christmas: a car and a plane. AAANND, I bought a new set while I was in the store! Even cooler, 2 of my best friends work in Denmark at LEGO, which is like a lot of childhood dreams come true! So I was in the store and saw a design my friend was able to create, so of course, I had to buy it! 

Jon: That is awesome! And of course, you had to buy it! That is what a good friend does. 

Bradon: My thoughts exactly! 

Jon: Okay, I assume this will tie into the podcast story portion at some point? And we aren’t just reminiscing on our favourite toys? 

Bradon: Sometimes reminiscing is good! It can be a healthy thing! 

Jon: Haha, I totally agree!


Bradon: Okay, well, this isn’t directly related to the happenings of the story but more the motivation behind, what I think, led to some of the decision makings. 

Jon: Awesome! I am interested, continue! 

Bradon: Well, I think there are times when we can feel or think our relationship with God is like GRADE A Awesome! It feels good; we connect regularly! We read, pray and do all the things that join us with Him. But other times, it is the exact opposite! 

Jon: Sure, everyone goes through seasons of both. That is more to do with us than it is to do with God. 

Bradon: Right, our understanding or our feeling leads to this. But I do not think that it is totally wrong to learn from it. Hear me out

Jon: Alright. Keep going 

Bradon: Well, I think there is something to be said about rebuilding, recommitting, or coming back. All of that are themes we see several times in a few different places within the Bible. 

Jon: Right. So the idea then is that we will always be able to return, rebuild, and find our home with God?

Bradon: Exactly! We have to acknowledge our humanity, which will come as we continue to read this story. But God’s Honour, his greatness, does not change! 

Jon: So how would you say that in a nice, short way?

Bradon: ah, right, Well. 

Jon: Oh, I got it! 

Bradon: Fine, steal my thunder! 

Jon: Build Yourself on God. 

Bradon: OHHH, I like that. 

Jon: I think it captures the idea that our humanity needs to stand on God, not on our strength. And We talked about LEGO and building walls.

By Jon Drebert

A little about me: I decided to follow Jesus at a very early age while my mom made cookies and I ate cookie dough. I have an awesome family. My wife and I have three amazing kids. I serve as the Executive Director of Covenant Bay Bible Camp at Pigeon Lake, AB. Outdoor activities, music, sports, and learning are some of my favourite things to do.